Is this course for me?

There is an increased need for access to evidence based psychological therapies throughout the UK.

This course would be appropriate for those interested in the treatment of mental health problems and may include:

  • psychologists
  • mental health professionals
  • occupational therapists
  • GP’s
  • nurses
  • social workers and other suitable graduates.

Professionals who are currently qualified in a different therapeutic approach may enrol for the PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

This course is also offered on a part-time basis.

If you would like to find out more about this course, come along to a postgraduate open evening.

What will this course cover?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective evidence based approach that is recommended in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines as the treatment of choice for a wide range of mental health presentations.

CBT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of:

  • depression
  • panic attacks
  • phobias
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • insomnia
  • relationship problems
  • workplace stress
  • self esteem issues
  • substance abuse/misuse
  • anger management
  • physical health problems
  • occupational health issues
  • psychosis.

Trainees will learn to work with common mental health problems, such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression, progressing through their training to the treatment of more complex cases.

Your tutors will be experts in the field, many of whom are Chartered Counselling Psychologists, Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists and/or HPC Registered.

You will also benefit from guest lecturers who provide specialist workshops.

This course is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) at level two.

This training meets the requirements of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) minimum training standards.

Upon completion of the MSc or PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy graduates can apply for provisional accreditation with the BABCP.

Delivery mode

Case discussions, Clinical training, Group work, Lectures, Online learning, Simulation, Tutorials, Workshops

Assessment mode

Coursework, Examination, Practical presentations


Relevant professional experience, Undergraduate degree